05/25/15 6:53am

Craig Fifer
From what I can tell this is a fairly close race so far. Will this endorsement be enough to separate Mr. Fifer from the pack?

Via WaPo

Along the Potomac from south Arlington, through Alexandria and into southern Fairfax County. With the departure of the incumbent, Del. K. Robert Krupicka Jr., five candidates jumped into the primary in this solidly Democratic district. Our choice is Craig T. Fifer , who has the background and skills to make an exceptional member of the state legislature.

Mr. Fifer, chief communications officer for Alexandria, has broad knowledge of local and state issues and has won praise from incumbents for his detailed command of complex legislation. He is widely regarded as an authority on questions of open government, technology and access to public information, and he has a knack for clear and concise presentation.

In addition to his long government service, Mr. Fifer also has extensive hands-on experience as an advocate for abused children in the court system. That background, combining policy savvy and on-the-ground experience, is excellent preparation for a legislator.

Read more at this link.

(Flickr Pool photo by Wayne Hulehan, on Flickr)

05/24/15 12:38pm

As we told you last month, this summer, visitors to Alexandria, Virginia, can explore an exact replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington with news of full French aid in 1780, helping turn the tide of the American Revolution.

French tall ship Hermione is currently sailing 3,819 miles across the Atlantic from France to the U.S. to commemorate Lafayette’s historic voyage before docking in Alexandria, the ship’s Washington, D.C. port of call and one of 12 iconic stops on its tour.

CBS News’ Mark Phillips is on board the L’Hermione (a.k.a ‘Freedom’s Frigate’) and filed this report (video) on this morning’s edition of CBS Sunday Morning.

To see more of our posts on the Tall Ship L’Hermione, visit this link.

05/24/15 10:28am

Memorial Day Weekend at Ivy Hill Cemetery

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Here is our favorite new photo from the Red Brick Town Flickr Pool, depicting the best of Alexandria, Virginia.

Check out this photo of Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia decorated for Memorial Day weekend. What do you think? I think it looks pretty cool. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

You can see other Flickr pool submissions we have posted about at this link.

Do you have a picture that depicts Alexandria, Virginia area? A GREAT way to contribute to our website is to share your photos in our Flickr pool by submitting your own!

(Flickr Pool photo by Joanna, on Flickr)

05/24/15 10:07am
Alexandria, Virginia Marina

Credit R Kennedy for Visit Alexandria

Live Music, Fireworks and Historic Events

Against the backdrop of a vibrant waterfront and historic streets, summer in Alexandria sizzles with live music, fireworks, food festivals and historic events. Kicking off the season, French tall ship Hermione docks in Old Town after sailing from France to the U.S. in a recreation of the Marquis de Lafayette’s historic 1780 voyage. The first-ever Alexandria Live Music Week draws music fans with 10 days of live performances at more than 30 restaurants and venues. Foodies flock to food and beverage festivals, sports fans board the baseball boat to Nationals Park and brew tours lead beer-lovers from historic sites to “hops stops.” From patriotic fireworks displays to boat cruises on the Potomac River, the port city is the perfect setting for an all-American getaway just minutes from Washington, D.C.

Find summer events and more at www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com/summer

Book the Alexandria Extras Weekend Hotel Package from June 19 to September 7, 2015, for free hotel parking, free Wi Fi and free Key to the City museum pass: www.VisitalAxandriaVA.com/extras